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Arena Hotel

#178 of 1,011 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Kucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu Ucler Hamami Sok. D:13-15 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reus, Spain
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

In a nutshell: wonderful service, great food, very comfortable rooms. The desk and customer relations people are knowledgeable and very hospitable. We were a small group with people of all ages (from 1 to 80 y.o.) and the staff were incredibly nice and helpful. The kitchen is captained by a great chef. Rooms are perfect. Arena Hotel is located in... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is located a five minute walk to most of the places you would want to visit. The staff team are very friendly and approachable. A special thank you to the lovely lady at reception for taking time to go through anything we needed to know. The hotel is very clean and well serviced. The wifi is excellent. Buffet... More 

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Bargara, Australia
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Situated in the Old Town area of Istanbul, I was apprehensive as to what would be provided. I found the hotel to be a lovely, historical hideaway. My standard room provided everything I required, was well-serviced daily and very quiet. The hotel staff were wonderful, especially the receptionist who provided lots of information about the history of Arena Hotel. The... More 

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Mudgeeraba, Australia
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is just a short stroll from the Hagia Sofia and Blue Mosque. Grand bazaar is about 10 minutes walk away. The hotel has a newer section with modern but smallish rooms and an older section with dated but larger rooms. The hotel restaurant is not great and could definitely do with an update and menu re-vamp but many... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location & all the Staff were very friendly. We stayed 3 nights before our tour started & 1 night before we left. Both rooms we had were very clean & modern.we had no problems with noise. Saturday evening they live entertainment which was good. Thank you for kindness.

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 286hopeless Thank you so much for your great reviws.We are so happy to meet and entertaining you in our hotel, as a Arena Hotel we are allways trying to offer best service to all of our guest so we renew ourselves all the time . We hope to see you and your friends at your next visit to Istanbul.... More 

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm staying at this hotel right now. The management and staff are very helpful and nice. I stayed in the old part for 2 nights and I'll be staying in the new part for the rest of my trip. It's very clean. They take good care of the place. The old section was the owner's grandmother's house. There are some... More 

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kha F It is a pleasure to read such a good reviews, we are so happy to meet and entertaining you in our hotel.Arena Hotel is a old Ottoman House as you sayed so our owner was borned here.All the furnitures are from the house so our hotel has a story.The old part of the hotel tell the story... More 

Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here with my husband this month on a stop to visit the sites in Istanbul. This hotel has nice rooms with amenities such as tv, mini bar and coffee/tea service in the room. The baths were updated. The room was small yet comfortable, a great value for the money. We were within walking distance of all of the Old... More 

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andi It's a great pleasure to read such a good reviews. We are so happy to meet and entertaining you in our hotel.Like you said we try to offer best service to all of our guest so we renew ourselves all the time. We hope to see you and your family again at your next visit to Istanbul. Best... More 

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our visit to Turkey in June-July 2015, we stayed in this hotel twice. Once on 25 and 26 June and then on 01 and 02 July 2015. I must say the hotel stay was really comfortable. For fist time, we stayed in the new wing of the hotel. For second time, in old wing. The old wing is really... More 

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest We are glade to read such a good reviews , we are so happy to meet and entertaining you in our hotel.Arena Hotel is a old Ottoman house where our owners borned so hotel has a history .We would like our guests to experience the satisfaction of being a guest in an old Ottoman mansion. We are trying... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked 7 nights in the Queen suite from 21st-28th May 2015, Room - 10/10, well-sized & maintained for a family of 2 adults + 2 young children, WiFi worked throughout my stay. Food - Loved the breakfast options, cooking classes and the chicken dishes served up in the evening were a delight. Staff - Adnan,Zeynup, Ayshen, Hayati, Shenel, Vedat -... More 

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear meet Joe B It is a great pleasure to read this kınd of comments, we are so happy to meet and host you in our hotel . We are allways trying to offer best service to our guest. so we renew ourselves all the time. We hope to see you and your family again at your next visit to... More 

Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We very much enjoyed our stay at The Arena Hotel. The room we had was compact, but very tastefully decorated, all new. Lovely en-suite bathroom with nice range of complementary toiletries, plenty of storage space and a huge king size bed. Room and public areas were spotlessly clean. Some of the bedrooms were being upgraded in the new part of... More 

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Anne Thank you so much for your great reviews , we are so happy to meet and host you in our hotel. We are allways trying to offer best service so we renew ourselves all the time. We hope to see you and your friend at your next visit to Istanbul. Best Regards Zeynep More 

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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